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Bug 106436 - VIEWING: Document canvas view jumps back to cursor in comment when going to another window and back
Summary: VIEWING: Document canvas view jumps back to cursor in comment when going to a...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: low minor
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Writer-Comments Writer-View-Jumps
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Reported: 2017-03-08 13:12 UTC by Thomas Lendo
Modified: 2018-11-17 14:39 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Thomas Lendo 2017-03-08 13:12:29 UTC
The document canvas view jumps back to the comment box where the cursor is positioned when you're viewing another part of the document and then going to any other open window and back.

Steps to reproduce:

1. Create a new Writer document with some pages.
2. Add a comment on the first page, let the cursor in the comment box.
3. Scroll down to another page.
4. Switch to any other open window.
5. Go back to the Writer document.

Actual result:

The document canvas view jumps back to the cursor.

Expected result:

The document canvas view should stay where it was before switching the window.

Maybe computer newbies are happy that they have not to search for the cursor position or the comment where they are in with the cursor. But during normal workflow it has a reasonable cause to go outside the comment and then switching window and then going back to the document showing the document canvas view where you were before switching windows. (In any way you can found out where your cursor is by typing a letter or an arrow key at the keyboard.)

Use case of the bug opener for OpenOffice.org in 2010:

[...] I would love if this jump does not happen. It often happens, that I scroll down to a specific position in the document and then need to look-up something in the web-browser. As soon as I switch back to writer the position of the document jumps back to the comment and I need to scroll down again.

PS: Maybe that is a relic of the many "view jump bugs" from old OOo times. I remember that there were several fixes in OOo 3.2 and OOo 3.3 for jump issues.
Comment 1 Buovjaga 2017-03-13 12:43:15 UTC

Win 7 Pro 64-bit Version:
Build ID: eb7b03b052ffe8c2c577b2349987653db6c53f76
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 6.1; UI render: default; 
TinderBox: Win-x86@62-merge-TDF, Branch:MASTER, Time: 2017-02-26_22:34:18
Locale: fi-FI (fi_FI); Calc: CL
Comment 2 mtks+3krr 2017-06-16 18:04:01 UTC
Can confirm this happens LO Version:, Build ID: 1:5.2.7-1 on Debian Testing.
Comment 3 QA Administrators 2018-06-17 02:45:00 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 4 Drew Jensen 2018-06-28 14:18:24 UTC
Confirm that this behavior remains in 6.0.5 and 6.1 Beta1.
Comment 5 sdc.blanco 2018-11-17 14:39:03 UTC

Version: (x64)
Build ID: 86daf60bf00efa86ad547e59e09d6bb77c699acb